There are few chores more frustrating than trying to fold a fitted bedsheets into a neat, tidy square. Those pesky elasticated corners certainly do
There are few chores more frustrating than trying to fold a fitted bedsheets into a neat, tidy square. Those pesky elasticated corners certainly don’t make it easy, and more often than not your sheets end up crumbled in a billowing mess and crammed back in the drawer or the wardrobe. But there is a knack to perfecting this painstaking task.
Marie Kondo, the star of Netflix’s hit show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, is the world’s go-to tidying and organisation expert.
And thankfully, she has a very simple guide to help you out with your laundry woes.
She says: “Folding fitted sheets seem to trouble many people.
“Fitted sheets contain rubber bands inside so you cannot fold the edges together. But don’t worry.”
Using her KonMari Method, folding a fitted sheet is as easy as one-two-three… four, five.
So try following these five simple steps to get neatly folded fitted sheet.
How to fold fitted bedsheets
1. Lay your sheet out on a flat surface, with the elasticated corners facing up.
2. Fold the sheet in thirds lengthwise. Bring one long side in across the centre, then fold over the other side.
3. Then fold this i half width wise, making a short rectangle.
4. Roll the fitted sheet from one short side to the other.
5. Store your fitted sheet upright.
Yes, you read that correctly, roll.
Marie Kondo claims this is the best and most space savvy way for storing your linens.
Okay, so some of you may be sceptics of the rolling technique.
So if you still want to learn how to fold your sheets properly, Express.co.uk brings you a simple guide.
You can watch the simple video at the top of this page or read on for the step by step instructions.
1. Hold the fitted sheet up, grabbing one of the top corners in each hand.
2. Turn the sheet inside out, sp the elastic is facing you, holding the sheet corners from the ‘inside’.
3. Bring the two corners together, then flip one corner over the other, turning the sheet 180 degrees.
4. Holding this corner with one hand, use your other hand to grab the other two corners to form a pocket.
5. Bring both hands together so the two pockets meet.
6. Flip your right pocket corner over the top of your left pocket.
7. With the elasticated edges facing up, fold the longer part of the curved edge towards the centre by 2 inches or so to create a straight edge.
8. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold into thirds.
9. And there you have it, a perfectly folded fitted sheet.